Master of Science in Cybersecurity

Earn Your Master's in Cybersecurity Online

KSU’s Master’s in Cybersecurity is ranked one of the 15 best online master's in cybersecurity degrees by Fortune Magazine. Our cybersecurity program does more than just teach career-ready skills; we equip you with the tools to advance as a leader in the fast-growing field of cybersecurity.

Our program prepares students to:

  • Strategize, develop, deploy, and lead cybersecurity efforts in an enterprise
  • Respond to and recover from cybersecurity threats and incidents
  • Manage cybersecurity risk to information assets; and select and apply appropriate tools and methodologies to solve real-world cyber problems

This multidisciplinary program is designed for prospective students of all backgrounds and expertise whether you have a background in cybersecurity or not.



KSU  cybersecurity students in the classroom

Program Snapshot

Program Format: Online

Number of Credits Hours: 30 Total Hours

Entry Terms: Fall, Spring

Time to Complete: 12-18 Month Program

Application Deadlines:

  • Spring, November 1st 
  • Fall, July 1st
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Admissions Requirements

  • Online Graduate Application - There is a non-refundable $60 application fee.
  • Transcripts - Official transcripts from EACH College and/or University you have attended.  Must be in a sealed envelope from the institution or sent electronically from the institution directly to
  • Resume/Vita - (Can be uploaded into the online application).  Clearly indicate any professional certifications and a detailed educational background. 
  • Minimum Undergraduate GPA - 2.75*, with professional growth plan required for exceptional applicants not meeting minimum g.p.a.


  • Statement of Purpose - (Can be uploaded into the online application) - describe in 2 pages or less why you want to enroll in the MS Cybersecurity and what you plan to do with the information you learn.
  • Letters of Recommendation - (2) (Can be sent electronically through the online application)

Conditional Admission to the Program

Students who do not meet the admission requirements for the program based on prior course work can be conditionally admitted. A conditionally admitted student will be assigned pre-program modules to complete within the Community and Professional Education. Your admission letter will tell you which courses to take. 


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Cybersecurity Degree Benefits at Kennesaw State

  • A Multidisciplinary Approach: This program balances managerial and technical aspects of cybersecurity, allowing graduates to choose to become security executives, or security engineers. Students will learn unique perspectives on cybersecurity including cybercrime and forensics, incident response, and infrastructure security.
  • Industry Connections: We work closely with our industry partners to facilitate student internships, provide research and educational work products, and collaborate on information exchanges. Our partners often visit our classrooms to provide real-world insight into the field of cybersecurity. Some of our industry partners include:
    • Georgia Pacific Corporation
    • National Security Agency
    • Raytheon
    • The Coca-Cola Company
    • The Home Depot, Inc.
    • Truist Bank, Inc.

  • Reputation for Excellence: KSU is NSASDHS National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education and took first place in the Southeast Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition in April 2020.

I would recommend the Cybersecurity Master's at Kennesaw State due to the transferable skills it taught me. This program also has helped me grow in self-confidence.

Pharaoh Jordan 
MS-Cyber Student

What can you do with a Cybersecurity degree?

  • Cyber Security Analyst
  • IT Auditor
  • Vulnerability Analyst
  • Cyber Security Manager
  • Cyber Security Architect
  • Incident Analyst

Cybersecurity Salary and Career Information

College of Computing and Software Engineering

Kennesaw Campus
3495 Campus Loop Road
Kennesaw, GA 30144
Phone: 470.578.7866

Marietta Campus
1100 South Marietta Pkwy, 
Marietta, GA 30060
Atrium (Building J) J393
Phone: 470.578.3803

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**Effective January 1, the Cybersecurity, MS program will be moved to the Department of Information Technology in the College of Computing and Software Engineering.**

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